Freebets.com takes a look at the statistics for both teams ahead of Monday’s West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Premier League meeting to help you make an informed decision when placing a bet on the game.
The Hawthorns will stage its final match of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign with the visit of the new champions Chelsea on Monday 18th May. The 8.00pm kick-off will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and now that the Baggies are definitely safe from relegation the atmosphere is likely to be far less tense, so Albion fans will be able to relax and enjoy the game.
Some fans will be keen to have a bet on the action to enhance their enjoyment of the occasion and here at Freebets.com we have rounded up some statistics to hopefully give you an edge when trying to beat the bookies.
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea – W/L/D Stats
Taking into account the relative aspirations of both clubs this season, Chelsea were always going to record more victories and suffer fewer defeats than West Brom. But it’s interesting to discover that the Baggies have been involved in more draws than the Blues over the campaign and some punters will therefore taking a chance on the game finishing level, with the best football betting value at Betvictor.
It was 1-point-a-piece in this fixture last season thanks to a late Victor Anichebe equaliser to make it 1-1 and encouragingly, Chelsea have not tasted success in their last 3 visits to the Hawthorns.
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea – Goal Stats
Moving on to the goal statistics and West Brom are pretty much on par with Chelsea when it comes to keeping opponents at bay with 15 and 17 clean sheets respectively. However, before getting overly excited about best odds of 6/1 West Brom to win to nil with Betvictor, do bear in mind that Chelsea have only failed to score twice in the Premier League this season. Still, you’d imagine that Albion’s best chance of success will be to try and keep the visitors at arm’s length, so those of you fancying a win for the Baggies may be tempted to bank on them doing so with a clean sheet in the hope of a bigger payout.
It’s pretty much been 50-50 as to whether West Brom score or concede the opening goal, while Chelsea have been far better at seizing the initiative by scoring first in 28 of their 36 games this season. With this in mind, Skybet’s 8/11 looks like value compared to the generally available 4/6 on Chelsea in Team To Score First betting and similarly those who are willing to take a chance on the Baggies scoring first can get 13/8 with bet365, compared to the industry standard 6/4.
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea – Corners & Cards Stats
With Chelsea averaging an additional 1.28 corners won compared to West Brom and conceding 0.56 fewer per game so far this season, backing the Blues to win the most corners looks the way to go here.
West Brom have shown better discipline over the course of the campaign with 12 fewer yellow cards picked up compared to Chelsea, though before getting stuck into any booking points markets, do be aware that 7 players have been given their marching orders when facing Jose Mourinho’s side. Chelsea have also drawn 32 more yellow cards from their opponents this season than the baggies, so the price would have to be right to get involved in any yellow card betting.
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